This morning Laverne Cox became the first transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia in Orange is the New Black. Her co-star Uzo Aduba also received a nomination for guest actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Suzanne bka "Crazy Eyes."
Interesteringly, An African-American woman has not been nominated for an Emmy for best actress in a comedy series since Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable more than two decades ago.
Angela Bassett also received a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role in the mini-series American Horror Story: Coven,
Congrats to all the nominees.
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